Is the net broken?

Something weird is going on with the internet (at least, from my perspective here on NTL) – several “big name” sites I regularly visit are down – and a ping or tracert isn’t even getting the site IP from the DNS database…

Using the “remote trace” tools at http://www.nwtools.com/ aren’t doing much better either – although they still seem to have DNS records for places like Microsoft.com (!) they’re getting trace failures too.

Interestingly, connecting to the Gmail service as http://gmail.com works, whereas http://www.gmail.com doesn’t.

[Update]
And now http://www.google.com has gone too…

[Update – 08/03]
Google is back, now it’s http://www.Last.FM I can’t connect to.

Strange… is it just me though?

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